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LINDSEY (LESSONS IN LIFE SHORT STORIES, BOOK #1) BY LINDA CROWDER: BOOK REVIEW

Title: Lindsey Series: Lessons in Life Short Stories By:   Linda Crowder Author’s Website: http://www.lindajcrowder.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra                      Summary:  Witness to her brother’s brutal death when she was only ten years old, Lindsey has learned to cry silently and alone. Now in her twenties, … Continue reading

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ARCANUM UNBOUNDED: THE COSMERE COLLECTION (THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE, BOOK #2.5) BY BRANDON SANDERSON: BOOK REVIEW

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection The Stormlight Archive, Book #2.5 By Brandon Sanderson ISBN: 9780765391162 Author’s Website: http://brandonsanderson.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar    Summary Brandon Sanderson’s first story collection: novellas and short stories set in the Shardworlds, the worlds of Stormlight, Mistborn, Elantris, and more. An … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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MISTLETOE GAMES (PLAY-BY-PLAY ANTHOLOGY) BY JACI BURTON: BOOK REVIEW

Mistletoe Games Play by Play Anthology By Jaci Burton ISBN# 9780451488138 Author’s Website:  http://www.jaciburton.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi I was pretty excited when this book arrived in the mail even though I’m not a big fan of anthologies, mainly because I really struggle with getting immersed in … Continue reading

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NOT SO MUCH, SAID THE CAT BY MICHAEL SWANWICK: BOOK REVIEW

Not So Much, Said the Cat By Michael Swanwick ISBN 978-1-61696-228-9 Website http://www.michaelswanwick.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review:   This collection of short stories by five time Hugo award winning author Micheal Swanwick is simply a delight to read. Running the gamut between science fiction and fantasy, there … Continue reading

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EINSTEIN’S BEACH HOUSE BY JACOB M APPEL: BOOK REVIEW

Einstein’s Beach House By Jacob M Appel ISBN13: 9780984940585 Author’s Website: http://jacobmappel.com Review brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra   Synopsis: A couple adopt a depressed hedgehog; a mother is seduced by the father of her daughter’s imaginary friend; a man kidnap’s his ex-wife’s pet turtle. In eight tragicomic stories, … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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RIDING IN CARS WITH GIRLS BY EVANGELINE JENNINGS: BOOK REVIEW

Riding in Cars with Girls By Evangeline Jennings ASIN: B00SENEHLI Author Website: http://ejsite.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro  Synopsis: A transgressive and cauterizing crime fiction collection with more twists and turns than a high mountain road, Riding in Cars with Girls is a hard, fast, and beautifully … Continue reading

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WAIT FOR SIGNS (WALT LONGMIRE) BY CRAIG JOHNSON: BOOK REVIEW

Wait for Signs Walt Longmire By Craig Johnson IBSN: 9780525427919 Author website: http://www.craigallenjohnson.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt Synopsis: Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume—featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A&E’s Longmire Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote … Continue reading

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SWEATERWEATHER & OTHER SHORT STORIES BY SARA VARON: BOOK REVIEW

Sweaterweather & Other Short Stories By Sara Varon ISBN 978-1-67672-48-0 Author’s website: http://www.chickenopolis.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review Normally, I’m not predisposed to anthropomorphic comics. It takes certain panache to pull off being a rarity and almost a retro look in the modern comic’s industry; and Sara … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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KELLI A WILKINS AUTHOR OF KROPSY’S CURSE: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Open Book Society reviewer Andra is back this month with a great interview! Here she chats with author Kelli A. Wilkins, in which they discuss her book KROPSY’S CURSE, motivation behind the story, sequels, future projects, and more. Enjoy! Be sure to read our review for Kropsy’s Curse here at … Continue reading

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MUSIC FOR WARTIME: STORIES BY REBECCA MAKKAI: BOOK REVIEW

Music for Wartime: Stories By Rebecca Makkai ISBN: 9780525426691 Author Website: http://rebeccamakkai.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt Synopsis: Rebecca Makkai’s first two novels, The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction. Now, the award-winning writer, whose … Continue reading

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SHIMMER: A FAERIE’S TRAGIC TALE BY CLAUDETTE MELANSON: BOOK REVIEW

  Shimmer: A Faerie’s Tragic Tale By:  Claudette Melanson  ISBN# 9781310159497 Author’s Website: http://claudettemelanson.wix.com/author Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Do you love Faerie Tales? Ariane & Aureliam have grown up together, always knowing they were destined to spend their lives together. But a chance meeting may bring an … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT MAN BY VICKI LEWIS THOMPSON: BOOK REVIEW

  The Perfect Man By Vicki Lewis Thompson   ISBN# 9780451419316 Author’s Website:  http://www.vickilewisthompson.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Sorority sisters Melanie, Astrid, and Valerie have been inseparable since college. Even years after graduating, they still get together to debate their favorite topic: Who is the perfect man? While … Continue reading

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PSY-CHANGELING SHORT STORIES BY NALINI SINGH: BOOK REVIEW

Various Short Stories By Nalini Singh Author’s Website:  http://www.nalinisingh.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Nalini Singh has quickly become one of my favorite authors.  When, I heard the basis of the Psy-Changeling series, I didn’t think I would like it, the Psy seemed a bit too sci-fi for … Continue reading

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SHIMMER (CHARLEY DAVIDSON, BOOK #5.5) & GLOW (CHARLEY DAVIDSON, BOOK #5.6) BY DARYNDA JONES: BOOK REVIEW

Shimmer Charley Davidson, Book #5.5 Glow Charley Davidson, Book #5.6 By Darynda Jones Author’s Website:  http://www.daryndajones.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Shimmer and Glow are short stories that Darynda Jones released on her facebook page  for all of her fans!  I love when authors give us little tastes … Continue reading

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ANDREW MACRAE AUTHOR OF THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS MERMAID AND OTHER STORIES: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy Be sure to read our review for The Case of the Murderous Mermaid and Other Stories here at OBS. Visit author Andrew MacRae over at his official website here.   Sammy: First and foremost, will you be writing a full length novel in this setting with … Continue reading

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THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS MERMAID AND OTHER STORIES BY ANDREW MACRAE: BOOK REVIEW

The Case of the Murderous Mermaid and Other Stories By Andrew MacRae ISBN# 9781611876017 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy Synopsis: “The Case of the Murderous Mermaid” – Did beautiful mermaid Miranda murder her employer? “The Case of the Villainous Vaudevillian” – Who killed Raymond Rice, dastardly star of The … Continue reading

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INTO THE WOODS: TALES FROM THE HOLLOWS AND BEYOND BY KIM HARRISON: BOOK REVIEW

Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond By Kim Harrison ISBN# 9780061974328 Author’s Website:  http://www.kimharrison.net/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Into the Woods is a compilation of short stories by Kim Harrison put together into one convenient volume.  I went into this book thinking they were … Continue reading

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THE THREE MOONS REALM: VOLUME 1 BY JAMES VERNON: BOOK REVIEW

      The Three Moons Realm: Volume 1 By James R. Vernon Author’s Website: http://jamesrvernon.wordpress.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro The Three Moons Realm is a compilation of five short stories, where each one describes the lives of several characters trying to survive in their own way; whether they’re poor … Continue reading

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STRANGE PEOPLE, SCARY PEOPLE BY TALLY HARBOUR: BOOK REVIEW

    Strange People, Scary People By Tally Harbour ISBN # 9781611873665  Author’s Website:  http://tallyharbour.com/  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Lindsay Horror is without a doubt my favorite genre and I love reading horror books.  Yes, even more than vampires, werewolves, and shifters.  Hard to believe, I know, but its … Continue reading

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THE CONE BY KENNETH BURSTALL: BOOK REVIEW

  The Cone By Kenneth Burstall Brought to you by OBS reviewer Angie Overview:  The Cone – a US marine transformed into a housefly made of coral must negotiate the difficult politics of a world at right angles to ours. Disguise the Secret – a young woman disfigured by magic … Continue reading

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FULL DARK, NO STARS BY STEPHEN KING: BOOK REVIEW

Stephen King Full Dark, No Stars Review Brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi Full Dark, No Stars is a set of four stories brought to you by the king of horror himself, Stephen King and is followed by a brief afterword from the author explaining where he came … Continue reading

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HOME IMPROVEMENT: UNDEAD EDITION (SOOKIE STACKHOUSE, BOOK 11.1) BY CHARLAINE HARRIS, TONI L.P. KELNER & MORE: BOOK REVIEW

Charlaine Harris Toni L.P. Kelner Multiple other authors Home Improvement: Undead Edition Sookie Stackhouse, Book #11.1 Review brought to you by OBS Staff Member Angie The awesome team of Harris and Kelner are back again with a creative compilation of stories from some of our favorite authors. Home Improvement is … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: SHORT STORY COMPANIONS

All of the e-books today are short stories that are tie-ins to a larger series. They are companions to Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 30TH: PREVIEW OF ‘THE LOST GATE’, AND CHATS WITH STEPHEN KING AND LAUREN KATE

Read an Exclusive Preview from Orson Scott Card’s The Lost Gate via Tor Tor.com is happy to bring you an exclusive preview of Orson Scott Card’s The Lost Gate, the first book in Card’s new Mither Mages fantasy trilogy! Learn what The Mither Mages is about from Tor Books editor … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 12TH: NEIL GAIMAN, FREE DANANN FROST PREVIEW, BIRTH OF SCI FI, H.P. LOVECRAFT, AND MORE

Stories: All-New Tales Review by Roz Kaveney at Financial Times Anthologies are almost as hard to review as they are to edit. This is especially true when, as here, the emphasis of the editors is on something intangible rather than on some very obvious organising principle. We can judge collections … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 6TH: ANNOTATED SANDMAN, DRUIDS & ZOMBIES, AND MUCH MORE

Prepare for Neil Gaiman’s ‘Annotated Sandman’ by Joseph McCabe at Fear Net Neil Gaiman’s multi-volume masterwork The Sandman is one of the most popular and critically praised comic books of the last twenty-five years. But if you think you’ve fully experienced the saga in its numerous paperback., hardcover and Absolute … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 2ND: LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE, NEW VAMPIRES, BONESHAKER, AND MORE

It’s launch day for new science fiction magazine Lightspeed By Annalee Newitz at io9 Indie SF publisher Prime Books is publishing a new online magazine of science fiction and essays called Lightspeed. Edited by John Joseph Adams, formerly of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed aims to “push the envelope.” Now … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: VAMPIRE DREAMS BY RICHARD REICH

brought to you by OBS founder Dawn Vampire Dreams is a compilation of numerous stories each told from a different perspective. They’re told by slayers, humans, werewolves, young and ancient vampires. Every tale draws you in but leaves you wanting more, almost like a dream during which you wake up … Continue reading

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